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This is an auction for OLD WHALING DAYS: A HISTORY OF SOUTHERN NEW ZEALAND FROM 1830 TO 1840, by Robert McNab.

A facsimile, published in 1975, of the book published in 1913.

"OLD WHALING DAYS is the story of New Zealand's wildest days, when French and American ships as well as British scoured the coastline for the highly-prized sperm whale; when violent crimes went unpunished because there were no laws; and when a British sea captain helped Te Rauparaha to slaughter an Akaroa chief and his people. Robert McNab travelled the world in his search for the letters, newspaper articles and ships' logs which make this an eye-witness account of the most interesting, but least recorded, period of New Zealand history."


* Cook Strait, 1830 to 1832

* The Brig "Elizabeth," 1830 to 1832

* The Defence of Nga-Motu, 1832

* Foveaux Strait and the Islands, 1830 to 1835

* Weller's Whaling Station, 1831 to 1835

* The Rescue Of The "Harriett's" Crew, 1834

* Cook Strait, 1835 and 1836

* Cook Strait, 1836 and 1837

* Otago Trade, 1836 and 1837

* The American Whalers, 1834 to 1837

* The Preservation Manslaughter Trial, 1838

* Cook Strait Trade, 1838

* Foveaux Strait Trade, 1838

* The French Fleet, 1836 to 1838

* Tariff Disputes, 1834 to 1838

* Cook Strait And Chatham Island, 1839 and 1840

* American Whalers and Scientists, 1838 to 1840

* French Whalers and Scientists, 1839 and 1840

* The Coming of the Church, 1835 to 1840

* The Coming of the Company, 1839 and 1840

* The Coming Of The Crown, 1840

Appendices: The Brig "Elizabeth" records; The Enderby Records 1831; The "Harriett" Papers 1834 etc etc.

Hardback 1975.

508 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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